Maldivian, the national airline of the country is the leading domestic carrier in the Maldives. Maldivian currently operates to India, Bangladesh, Thailand and China from its main hub at Velana International Airport. Maldivian is also the only operator in the country who offer both seaplane and wheel base flights in Maldives.
The nation's carrier today operates daily frequent flights to 11 airports within the country and offers competitive air transfers to all resorts in the Maldives.
The carrier was formally known as Island Aviation and was re-branded in August 2008. The main reason for re-branding was to establish a brand in order to further distinguish the airline in the existing markets and to give the airline a name that reflected its origins - the Maldives and its people. Maldivian commenced its first international operations on 25th January 2008 with the first flight to Trivandrum, India.
Maldivian – the brand
The name “Maldivian” was chosen for its simplicity and effectiveness. It was a name that gave the airline immediate recognition as the nation’s main airline and reflected the values of the nation.
Bridging the Gap – the slogan
The bridging of the geographical, cultural and economic gaps for Maldivians within the country as well as opening out to other points across the globe. Maldivian – the national airline of the country connects the atolls providing customers with safe and convenient air transportation bringing our island nation intact and united. Also acts as a major link between aviation and tourism within the country and beyond welcoming our guests to discover and experience the beauty and opportunities that Maldives has to offer.
Dolphin – the livery
Dolphin is a beautiful marine mammal commonly found in the Maldivian seas. They are found to be warm and friendly and thus rightfully reflected the corporate vision of the airline; 'the friendliest airline with unparallel excellence'. The colors used in the livery are the striking hues of blue seen while flying over the Maldives, reflecting the blue sky and the ocean at different depths.
Therefore, we the team of Maldivian, believe the colors and the dolphin truly reflect and belong with us on our livery while you, our customers and partners, fly with us to your destination.